The History of Tea

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The mythical story of Shennong, the Chinese inventor of agriculture, introduces a video that traces the history of tea, the various methods of brewing, and the wars sparked by the attempts to prevent the spread of tea growing. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have groups research and conduct a variety of tea ceremonies
  • Flip the lesson; ask class members to view the video, complete the comprehension check, and research some of the links out of class before returning for a whole class discussion
  • Include the video in a unit on the Opium Wars or the history of China
Classroom Considerations

  • The video does not explain why tea is so popular

  • The resource includes the video, a comprehension check, links to articles that permit viewers to research the topic in greater depth, and a discussion question

  • None
Common Core